Synonyms of lay into in English:

lay into

See definition of lay into


1‘three youths laid into him’

attack, assail, hit, strike, let fly at, tear into, lash out at, set about, set upon, fall on, turn on, assault, beat, thrash, pound, pummel, wallop, hammer, pounce on, round on, pelt, drub
informal lace into, sail into, pitch into, let someone have it, get stuck into, paste, do over, knock about, knock around, rough up
British informal have a go at

leave in peace

2‘there was no reason for him to lay into her with a string of insults’

criticize harshly, castigate, censure, lambaste, harangue, condemn, pillory, rant at, rave at
berate, upbraid, rebuke, chide, reproach, reprove, scold
informal pitch into, crucify, rubbish, slag off
British informal have a go at
North American informal light into, bad-mouth, bawl out
rare objurgate

praise, extol